GTA V Launch Forecast for Early 2013, Wii U Considered

By Pip 23.03.2012 3

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Analysts have reported that Rockstar's next major Grand Theft Auto title, the fifth of the series, will not launch this year as expected but is likely to launch in early 2013. Gamers were first introduced to Grand Theft Auto V last year with the release of a 90 second trailer.

This led many to speculate that the forthcoming title would ship in 2012 but analyst Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee says the title is more likely to be released in Take-Two's fourth fiscal quarter. The title would miss the key holiday sales season, but this is typical of the GTA games which do not usually launch in the holiday period.

Bhatia comments on the advantages of releasing in this period for Take-Two, which includes a less crowded window away from big holiday releases and stronger catalogue sales. He also states that there will be a larger installed base including the potential for a Wii U launch, as well as more time for the publisher to polish the game before release.

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Wii U has potential for lot of games that never graced the Wii's presence and GTA is one of them.

A proper GTA on Nintendo's home console would be very significant!

Tom Barry [ Reviewer - Editor - Resident Sim-Racer @ ] 

I think the Wii U version will come in 2013, the other platforms will get the game right on Schedule this Winter in 2012.

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